The Chicago Community Trust

For more than 92 years, The Chicago Community Trust has worked hand in hand with thousands of local residents who see how good Chicago can be and who want to be part of a promising future.

It is dedicated to the Chicago region and to endowing its future. Together with its donors, the Trust continues to address the region's pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.

The mission of the Trust is to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and the prosperity of Chicago.

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Recent News from Chicago Community Trust

Obama science advisor sees retreat under new administration
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

Also on the panel were Helene Gayle, president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, a not-for-profit community foundation, and James...more

Evanston Awarded $250000 Grant To Improve Affordable Housing
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Thank you to Partners for Places, The Chicago Community Trust, Evanston Community Foundation and our community partners for supporting...more

Citywide conversation to deliver a memo to Chicago's new mayor
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

The Chicago Community Trust is a community foundation dedicated to advancing the Chicago region and improving the lives of the people who call...more

Donald Stewart, focused on fundraising and diversity as Chicago Community Trust CEO, dies at 80
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, Lake County Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Under Stewart's leadership, the organization launched a new foundation to serve Lake County called the Lake County Community...more

106 Area Nonprofits Receive Over $1.3 Million in Grants from Fairfield County's Community ...
Foundation: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Fairfield County's Community Foundation has announced the details for its current grantmaking cycle. Competitive grants totaling...more

Five ways to boost the flow of donor-advised fund capital to impact investments
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust

In April I wrote in Inside Philanthropy about this opportunity, and in recent weeks the topic was profiled in Barron's, the Stanford Social...more

Northlight Theatre Presents NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

... Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Evanston Community Foundation; Full Circle Foundation; Illinois Arts Council, a state...more

What happened and what's next with On The Table
Foundation: Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

“The energy all day long, no matter where I went, was so high,” said Kathryn Dennis, president of the Community Foundation of Central...more

Share your ideas for bettering the Macon community at On the Table
Foundation: Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Knight Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, with funding from the Knight Foundation, will lead On The Table, an initiative that invites residents...more

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